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This study takes biophysics--a relatively new field with complex origins and contested definitions--as the research focus and investigates the history of disciplinary formation in twentieth-century China. The story of building

This study takes biophysics--a relatively new field with complex origins and contested definitions--as the research focus and investigates the history of disciplinary formation in twentieth-century China. The story of building a scientific discipline in modern China illustrates how a science specialty evolved from an ambiguous and amorphous field into a full-fledged academic discipline in specific socio-institutional contexts.

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    • 2014
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    • Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2014
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      thesis
    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-283)
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    • Chiefly English with some Chinese
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      language
    • Field of study: Human and social dimensions of science and technology

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    by Yi Lai Christine Luk

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